Rams Edged by Top-Ranked Seminoles, 2-0

Rams Edged by Top-Ranked Seminoles, 2-0

Rhody's Starting Lineup
Roy (CF), Famiglietti (LF), Cammans (1B), Adams (C), Quinn (DH), Fortunato (2B), Landi (RF), Haverstick (3B), Caputo (SS), Narodowy (P)

Florida State's Starting Lineup
Johnson (3B), Travis (2B), Ramsey (CF), Boyd (1B), McGee (C), Spradling (DH), Delph (RF), Alfonzo (SS), Brizuela (LF), Compton (P)

How it Happened
No. 1 Florida State (35-7) scored the only runs it needed early on in the game as Sherman Johnson drew a lead-off walk in the first and crossed the plate on a sac-fly for the 1-0 advantage. Stephen Stradling followed suit in the second, reaching first after being hit by a pitch and eventually scoring on a passed ball with two away.

From there, Rhode Island (26-18) managed just one more hit – a fifth inning double by Pat Fortunato. However, the Rhody pitching staff closed out the game by holding the Seminoles to just two hits over their next six trips to the plate. FSU loaded the bases twice but sharp defensive plays helped get the Rams out of both jams.

Inside the Box Score

  • Nick Narodowy (1-6) took the loss, despite allowing just three hits and one earned run over 5.1 innings on the hill. He fanned three batters but also hit five and walked one. Brendan Doonan (1.2 IP) and Mike Bradstreet (1.0 IP) combined to allow just one hit the rest of the way.
  • Fortunato and Jeff Roy had the Rams' only hits of the night. Roy has now reached base in 33 consecutive games for the Rams.    
  • FSU's Mike Compton earned the win, allowing just two hits over a six-inning start. Brian Busch and Hunter Scantling each tossed a scoreless inning before Robert Benincasa retired three in a row in the top of the ninth for his 11th save of the season.   

What's Next
The Rams and Seminoles return to Dick Howser Stadium to close out the series, tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m.